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The UW-Milwaukee Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program has been accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) since 1987. Upon graduation, graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification exam offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC). Granting of the degree from the MLS program is not contingent on passing an external certification exam. Our mission is to produce professional Medical Laboratory Scientists that are uniquely prepared for the dynamic environment of healthcare and are recognized by employers as being of the highest quality. The information below demonstrates the commitment to the mission of the MLS program.

Program Outcomes Summary

The following outcome statistics are tracked and monitored as part of continuous program assessment and accreditation for the MLS undergraduate program. NAACLS accredited programs must demonstrate the quality of their educational plan by meeting minimum student performance outcomes including student graduation rates, performance on the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) Exam, and the ability to obtain employment.

GRADUATION CLASS 2019202020212022
Graduation Rate196%97%93%100%
ASCP-BOC Pass Rate288%97%92%*84%
Employment Placement3100%100%96%*100%
1. Percentage of students who began the final half of the MLS program (senior year) and graduated on time.
2 Percentage of students who pass the national certification exam within the first year after graduation.
3 Percentage of graduates who succeed in finding employment or who successfully apply to professional or graduate school within 1 year of graduation.

* = final results pending

Bill Mueller, MS
Academic Advisor

Zachary R. Lunak, PhD, MLS (ASCP)CM, HTL (ASCP)CM
Program Director

Brad De Pons, MLS(ASCP)CM
Clinical Education Coordinator